Mukuṭatāḍitaka

Work
ID: 108816
Full name: Mukuṭatāḍitaka
Author: Bāṇa
Year: 600 c.
Availability: Fragmented
Language: Sanskrit
Discipline: Nāṭya
Genre: Nāṭaka
Alternative names: Makuṭatāḍitaka
Name in local script: मुकुटताडितक
More facts:
  • The Mukuṭatāḍitaka [MT] is a lost play by Bāṇabhatta, on the theme of the duel between Duryodhana and Bhīma.
  • Verses from the MT are found cited in Caṇḍapāla’s commentary on the Nalacampū [ca. 950 CE] and Bhoja’s magnum opus Śṛṅgāraprakāśa [ca. 1100 CE].
  • The play may have inspired Bhaṭṭanārāyaṇa’s play Veṇisaṁhāra, Rājaśekhara’s play Bālabhārata and Ranna’s Kannada kāvya Sāhasabhīmavijayam [c. 1000 CE].
Story:
  • Here are the available verses from the MT - dhvastāḥ kṣudrāḥ dhārtarāṣṭrāḥ samastāḥ pītaṃ raktaṃ svādu duḥśāsanasya | pūrṇā kṛṣṇākeśabandhapratijñā tiṣṭhatyekaḥ kauravasyorubhaṅgaḥ || ūrū nipīḍya gadayā yadi nāsya tasya pādena ratnamukuṭaṃ śakalīkaromi | dehaṃ nipītanijadhūmavijṛmbhamāṇajvālājaṭālavapuṣi jvalane juhomi || āśā proṣitadiggajā iva guhāḥ pradhvastasiṃhā iva droṇyaḥ kṛttamahādrumā iva bhuvaḥ protkhātaśailā iva | bibhrāṇāḥ kṣayakālariktasakalatrailokyakaṣṭāṃ daśāṃ jātāḥ kṣīṇamahārathāḥ kurupater devasya śūnyāḥ sabhāḥ ||
Last update: 16.03.2021 - 21:41
Suggested citation: Keerthi N. "Mukuṭatāḍitaka." Pandit. <panditproject.org/entity/108816/work>. Updated on March 16, 2021 09:41 pm IST.
Contributors: Naresh Keerthi